Königlich Württembergische Staats-Eisenbahnen
Märklin Minex Württemberg passenger coaches
The Königlich Württembergische Staats-Eisenbahn ordered a number of different styles of passenger carriages in both 750mm and metre-gauges.
The Märklin model does not match any specific prototype and is somewhat under scale. Due to the limited availability of Württemberg rolling stock it is one of the few options and even though only made for a few years they are reasonably common on eBay.
The carriage is a reasonable starting point if you want to kitbash a more accurate model because you only really need to fabricate new sides and a roof (see conversions below).
Apart from changing the wheels for 2-rail DC (available from Rolf Tonner and Addie Modell), and accepting that it does not match a specific prototype, the model is reasonably pleasing to the eye "as is".
Converting the Märklin Minex carriage to be more prototypical
» CLICK HERE to view my article on modifying these models to be more prototypical.
H.P. Schramm's website (www.schmalspureisenbahnen.de/schmspbw.php) is an excellent source of information on narrow gauge railways in Baden Württemberg.
There is some information (in German) and photos of these and other 750mm gauge rolling stock on the Thema Schmalspurbahn website (www.thema-schmalspurbahn.de).
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